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Pulmonologists, P.C., Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Gaithersburg, Wheaton, and Bethesda, MD

Patient Information

Your First Appointment | Patient Forms
Insurance and Payment | Appointment Scheduling/Changes
Emergencies | Prescriptions and Renewals | Hospital Affiliations

Your First Appointment

Upon arrival, please report to the reception desk. On your initial office visit, you will be asked to fill out a patient information form before you see the doctor. You are responsible for bringing any referrals and making any co-payments required by your insurance carrier at the time of your visit.

  • Your insurance card
  • Driver's license or other government issued identification
  • Physician referral forms if required by your health insurance plan. We will not be able to treat you without a current referral form.
  • A list of all of your current medications, both prescription, herbal and over-the-counter, including dosage and frequency of each. Please list these on the Medical History Questionnaire (see below)
  • Pertinent information about your current and past medical and surgical history. This should also be detailed on the Medical History Questionnaire (see below)
  • Any recent chest x-rays, CT scans (this means the actual films as well as the reports), or other records you may have from your regular physician

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Patient Forms

Please download and print the patient forms listed below before coming to your appointment.

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Insurance and Payment

At the conclusion of your visit, you will be given the total charges for that day including the cost of laboratory tests and x-rays done as part of your examination. We will also inform you of any outstanding charges for hospital care if you were treated in the hospital by a member of our group.

In an effort to reduce the cost of care, we request payment at the time of service. At the present time, our practice participates with the following health insurance plans:

Alliance PPO
Bankers Life
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
First Health
Fiserv Health
Great West
MAMSI Health Plans
Mutual of Omaha
OneNet PPO
Optimum Choice
Oxford Health Plan
Unicare Health Plan
Uniformed Services
United HealthCare

Please remember that insurance is merely a way to reimburse the patient for doctor's fees and is not a substitute for payment. If you have any questions regarding our services or fees, please feel free to discuss them with us. If unusual circumstances necessitate special arrangements for payment of our bill, please bring this to our attention. We will be happy to work with you.

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Appointment Scheduling, Changes, and Cancellations

Appointments are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are scheduled by calling the office that you prefer. Should you find it necessary to cancel or change an appointment, please notify the appropriate office as early as possible.

Occasionally, the doctors' schedules and hospital emergencies necessitate a change in your appointment. When this occurs, we will do our best to contact you to avoid an extended wait or unnecessary trip on your part.

Please be aware that patients who do not give us at least 1 business day notice of cancellation will be charged a fee for missed appointments. This fee is $125 for new patient consultations or pulmonary function laboratory appointments, and $35 for office followup visit appointments. Such fees are not covered by health insurance, and will be your responsibility

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During regular office hours our staff will notify the appropriate doctor and he or she will return your call. When the offices are closed, dialing the office phone will automatically forward your call to our answering system, through which you may contact the physician covering for emergencies. In a severe emergency, call an ambulance or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. The staff there will contact the physician on call.

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Prescriptions and Renewals

All prescriptions and renewals should be requested during regular office hours. Please have the name and number of your pharmacy and the name and dose of medication handy when you call for a renewal.

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Hospital Affiliations

Our physicians have staff privileges and see patients at the following area hospitals:

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Pulmonologists, P.C.
Pulmonary and Critical Care

16220 Frederick Rd
Suite 213
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Tel: 301.963.2770
Fax: 301.258.0083
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10605 Concord Street
Kensington, MD 20895
Tel: 301.942.2977
Fax: 301.942.8031
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Pulmonologists PC Sleep Center
16220 Frederick Road, Suite 110
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Tel: 301.963.7850
Fax: 301.258.0083

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